Denver Post, University of Denver Host Breakfast Insights
Rocky Mountains’ Leading Institutions Co-Host Discussions on Election Issues
The University of Denver’s Faculty Senate and The Denver Post are proud to present a set of public breakfast discussions that will feature some of the nation’s, and Colorado’s, leading voices on topics that will dominate our Nov. 6 election. Both panel events, held in The Post’s downtown auditorium, will focus on insightful and reasoned discourse that will explore serious issues and delve beyond political rhetoric.
The September 13th event is called “How the West Will Be Won: Issues That Will Swing a Swing State.” The 90-minute dialogue will feature a panel of experts on some of Colorado’s most pressing issues: immigration, fiscal accountability in government, land and water use, energy extraction and issues facing the Western Slope. It is free and open to the public and can be viewed online at the DenverPost.com.
Kurtis Lee, Denver Post political reporter and blogger
- Michael Cortes, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work, professional training in public policy analysis and community organizing, teaches social welfare and policy development courses, research interests include public policy advocacy and issues related to diversity and inclusion, former V.P. of National Council of La Raza.
- Susan Daggett, Interim Director University of Denver Sturm College of Law Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute, former commissioner of Denver Water, founding board member of Greenprint Denver, with experience working for Earthjustice and in energy-related advocacy.
- Richard “Dick” Lamm, Co-Director University of Denver Institute for Public Policy Studies, served three terms as Colorado Governor from 1975-1987, teaches undergraduate and graduate courses including "Hard Choices in Public Policy" and “Medical Policy."
- Sharon Lassar, Ph.D., Director of University of Denver Daniels College of Business Accountancy Program, with research specializing in tax policy and practice, including the taxation of individuals, corporations and flow through entities, both domestic and multinational.
- William “Bill” Owens, Senior Fellow University of Denver Institute for Public Policy Studies, served two terms as Colorado Governor from 1999-2007, former Colorado Treasurer and was elected to both the Colorado House and Senate, and a regular speaker and panelist at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
- Josh Penry, former member of the Colorado House and former Colorado Senate minority leader, an expert in issues facing the Western Slope, water resource distribution, and the impact of regulation on Colorado’s oil and gas industry.
Parking is not included with ticket.
Continental breakfast will be provided.
No person in the audience shall engage in disorderly or boisterous conduct, including the utterance of loud, threatening or abusive language, whistling, stamping of feet or other acts which disturb, disrupt or otherwise impede the discussion. No signs are allowed.